A mother who was captured on camera beating a fellow Walmart shopper and calling for her six-year-old son to help has been arrested after a video of the incident was widely shared online.
Amber Stephenson, 34, of Beech Grove, Indiana, has been not charged with assault for the fight in the shampoo aisle.
However, she was been booked on neglect of a dependent and contributing to the delinquency of a minor for the role of her son in the brawl.
The mother has said the confrontation began when the other woman, Rebecca Mills, 39, made a racist remark towards an employee at the big box store around 10pm last Thursday.
Amber told that her boss informed her that he didn't need this kind of attention and let her go.
It was Amber who shockingly urged her six-year-old son, Johnnie, to hit the lady she got into a fight with.
"Johnnie, punch her in the [expletive] face,” she's heard saying in the video.
Amber said the fight started after she heard the apparently disabled woman, who was riding the scooter, arguing with a Walmart employee in a crowded aisle.
"In my defense for the employee, I walked by and asked if she was miserable with her life, and that's when she decided to roll her supposedly crippled [self] down there and jump out of the chair," she she told the
But what people still can't believe is how her son got involved.
"I don't care about you dummy," he's heard saying in the video. "Yeah do something, do something about it." What are you gonna do?"
He hit the other woman with a shampoo bottle, kicked her and got angry when a customer told him to stop it.
"I'm not playing, you can't tell me to stop," said the little boy.
"Good. You're gonna go to little boy jail," said the customer. "Hey, don't kick! He just kicked her in the head."
Johnnie replied, "Don't even tell me what to do."
Amber defended her son, saying he takes martial arts classes.
"And they teach him, you don't back down,"she told the
Even though he went wild with the shampoo bottle, Amber said her son is a good boy. She was in Walmart to buy Johnnie a new television set.
"My son has been a straight-A, honor roll student all year, his kindergarten year. He is the teacher's pet. He's in a Christian private school. My son is raised perfectly right," she said.
It wasn't lost on Amber that no one intervened.
"No one jumped in, no one tried to help, no one tried to pull my son back," she said.
On the tape, you here bystanders decide not to get involved, concerned about a potential lawsuit.
And if you thought this was Amber's first time in the ring, think again.
"Is this the first time you've been in a fight?" the asked her.
"Um, no," said Amber.
Stephenson's neglect of a dependent charge is a class 6 felony punishable by up to two and a half years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Contributing to the delinquency of a minor is a misdemeanor.
Prosecutors said that they would not charge Mills because they were concerned with the 'safety and welfare of the child, not choosing sides in what appears to be a mutually combative situation,' according to the Indianapolis Star.